For the last year I have been trying to redesign my garden, mainly to reduce my water usage but also to lower maintenance. Sometimes it takes me a few tries to get it right, as in this area under the rear deck off of the kitchen. On the first attempt I reduced the flower border, enlarged the gravel area and added some grass. This time around all of the grass has been removed and I have created another little rondel, no grass, just mulch, edged in boxwood, which once established is quite drought tolerant and a newly planted weeping cherry in the center.
...it left me with a strip along the brick pathway that needed something.
So, I planted a little salad garden! There was also enough room for some stock, a flower I love, it has the most wonderful fragrance and some herbs: parsley, chives and winter savory.
On the other side of the path I put in strawberries, which I know I am going to fight the resident Blue Jays over.
Now, right outside my back door I can just step down and pick lettuce for a salad, or cut some herbs for cooking whilst enjoying the lovely scent of stock and later I might even be able to beat the birds for a few strawberries.
Lucky, lucky me!
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